OHRC Develops Policy on Removing the “Canadian Experience” Barrier for Job Applicants

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (“OHRC”) recently posted a new policy directive entitled “Policy on Removing the “Canadian experience” barrier” which sets out the Commission’s position as follows: . . . a strict requirement for “Canadian experience” is prima facie discrimination (discrimination on its face) and can only be used in very limited circumstances. The…

Dan Michaluk Quoted in Law Times

Hicks Morley’s Dan Michaluk was quoted in the December 11, 2012 edition of Law Times magazine in an article entitled “Employers warned about limits on background checks.” The article summarizes comments Dan made about workplace privacy at a recent Canadian Bar Association conference, including a comment about the need for employers to control their background…

An Aging Workforce and Hiring Practices

In a time where the workforce is aging, employers must ensure that their recruitment and interview processes involve objective criteria for assessing a job candidate’s qualifications, and do not discriminate against a candidate on the basis of age, either directly or indirectly. The jurisprudence of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario is clear that age…